A couple in Bilthoven wanted a multi-purpose building in their garden which could serve as a studio, classroom and guestroom. In response to this commission, two rooms were realised which fitted within the maximum permitted (zoning) surface of 30m2; a bathroom/toilet and a sitting room/work space with a bookcase.
A fantastic view of the garden is afforded from the sitting room through a large sliding door. At the back of this space lies a room length bookcase with a built-in gas fire. The wooden facade is made from horizontally placed planks of WRC (Western Red Cedar) in three varying heights. This creates a natural structure which fits unobtrusively in the outdoor, wooded environment.
Client: private commision
Date: 2007 – 2009
Architect: Atelier 010
Photographer Caren Huygelen (www.huygelen.nl)